Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Finished Item: New Look 6230

Quick and Dirty...posted from PR. No photos on me because dinner was chicken parmesan and pasta. Mmmm. I'm carb wasted! :)

I need to get my November garment done! I will be sewing and knitting for others come December. Oooh, I need to muslin New Look 6123 too!

The neckline is a bit wide on me, but it's cute on!

I am seriously loving the whole 'serge the neckband in place' thing.

Shows the print of the knit best

Pattern Description: 

Knit baseball shirt has feminine fit, can be made with banded round or V-neck & 3/4 or long sleeves. 

Pattern Sizing:

4-16, I cut a 14. finished garment bust 38" - my full bust is 39".

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?


Were the instructions easy to follow?

Never pulled them out. 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

dislike: wide neck and center back seam.
like: cute and customizable pattern. Raglan sleeves = easier construction. FAST to sew.

I cut out the pattern which is 3 pieces - 4 with neckband (but I just measure the neckband and cut it out of the fashion fabric vs. cutting the paper pattern piece) and cut the fabric in under 30 minutes. Using my serger, I attached the raglan sleeves and sewed the side seams - maybe 15 minutes. Then I did the neckband and waistband. The SM was only used for hemming the sleeves.

I did think the length was just a bit short and would probably lengthen it slightly if making a version without a waistband.

Fabric Used:

Ponte double knit, both the snake print and black from FabricMart. 
The black was the "Sue's pick" and it is definitely not the thick, high quality ponte de roma that FM has available. It definitely has a higher poly content...

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I added a band to the bottom. I wanted a 2" band and then cut my band 2" wide (instead of 4). Oops. It's okay, it works.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes I would. I bought this pattern for my daughter but she doesn't like it made up. The neckline is "weird".  I'll keep it for myself!


I was ignoring the "luxe" sweatshirt trend and then I saw a couple cute ones that pushed me over the edge. Then, when FM had this "snake print" ponte, I bought one yard and was going to make a pencil skirt. I decided to make a sweatshirt instead. I am thinking I'm going to mix the leftover snake print, solid black and solid grey to make a mini skirt though. We'll see :)


  1. You are really on a roll :). This is a lovely top and I think it will work well on you.

    1. Thanks! :) It was pretty cute on save for pasta belly. I think I'll wear it on Saturday!

  2. I subconsciously resisted the luxe sweatshirt trend because (a) I didn't know about it and (b) see letter (a). After seeing your version and Kristine Kay's version, now I want one!

    1. LOL!!!!!!!!! You always make me laugh! And of course, I'm always saying, "do it, do it, do it!!!" because you turn out such awesome things!

  3. Like this a lot. I've been debating altering a raglan pattern I already have vs. trying a new one. Did you have to alter this one for narrow shoulders? I'm thinking the CB seam probably makes that easier to do. I really don't know how to fix narrow shoulders with a raglan sleeve.

    1. Ah! For some reason, it didn't connect with me that that's what 's a little 'off' about it. I don't know how to correct narrow shoulders but yes, it's a bit of an issue.

    2. I have a copy of Fit for Real People and I looked up how to adjust a raglan sleeve for narrow shoulders. This is what it says: "Shoulder alterations are not necessary." Ha! I guess we just have to suffer in silence :)

  4. Love this so much!! Can't wait to see you rocking it!

    But I have to say that I couldn't stop laughing at "carb wasted" LOLOL

  5. Totally cute and casual. Repeating to myself: "I do not need another pattern."

    1. Teehee. The allure of the patterns! :)

      Thanks Mary!

  6. Cuteness!
    6123 - I was just thinking of making another one this weekend! I want another double knit one without the zipper in the back - not sure what color yet.

    1. Thanks Jenny! You and me...the pattern twins. I should just read every blog post to see what else I need to make! :-p

      Ooh, I hadn't thought of using a knit for that pattern. That might work out great!

    2. oh, I just realized, I don't think I blogged it - oopsie! I'll have to take pics of it and blog it then. :)

  7. so CUTE...
    and supper sounds wonderful...wishing I were there.ha

  8. this is nice. Is it possible for you to show us the actual packaged pattern or link us to it when you do the reviews

    1. I will do that from now on! Thanks :)


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